Despite Cyril Ramaphosa's promises, Prasa still sees no change

Despite Cyril Ramaphosa's promises, Prasa still sees no change

- A month after his infamous train breakdown, Cyril Ramaphosa has made no changes to Prasa

- He pledged to take action to reform the railway system

- Thus far, however, no measures have been taken to hold leadership accountable for the railway system's problems

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Despite Cyril Ramaphosa's promise to take decisive action in reforming Prasa, no changes have so far taken place.

In fact, the problems facing the passenger railway system seem to be increasing.

For example, Prasa has said that there is extensive criminality within the body.

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There are also complaints about trains not operating properly. Trains are regularly overcrowded and many people complain about a lack of security. The railways are also prone to infrastructural and technical problems. Additionally, they are frequently damaged and vandalised, and are often slow to be repaired. 

The president himself experienced this several weeks ago when he spent hours stuck on a train that wasn't moving. The train event was part of his campaigning in Pretoria, but it backfired on the president and exposed some of the challenges facing the railway system.

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Ramaphosa had previously said that he would reform Prasa and take those responsible for its problems to task. In particular, he pledged that "heads will roll" over the incident. However, thus far there has been little change, according to eNCA.

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There have been no significant changes to personnel or policy at either Prasa or the Transport Ministry since the incident took place, has gathered.

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